The FM3 Buddha Machine was inspired by the cheap electronic Buddhist chant boxes sold in China and India that play infinite prayer loops. The video above is an ambient “jam session” between three of those chant boxes and a Raagini Electronic Digital Tanpura laying down the drone. The result is a kind of “generative art,” unique work created by computers from fixed parameters defined by a human artist.
“A fascinating article in Scientific American, The Neurobiology of Bliss—Sacred and Profane, reported on a study that suggests that the brain reacts the same way to meditation as it does to sex. Both dissolve our sense of self-awareness, separating ourselves from our ego.”